Jessica Barkl
Assistant Professor of Theater and Speech
Name/TitleDepartmentPhone / Office
Jessica Barkl
Assistant Professor of Theater and Speech
jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu
Liberal Arts and Humanities
(845) 434-5750 x4218
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Jessica López-Barkl is currently the Assistant Professor of Theater and Speech at SUNY Sullivan. She is also a freelance actor, director, dramaturg, and designer. Her most recent directing work was seen at SUNY Sullivan with a world-premiere of the jam-band musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE, entitled MARSHALL COUNTY LINE book/music/lyrics by Gabe Rikard, a production of the musical ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks; RAGTIME, book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Nilo Cruz’s adaptation/translation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s LA VIDA ES SUEÑ0/LIFE IS A DREAM, Robert O’Hara’s INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, a workshop production of Tae Sok-Oh’s AFRICA; Stephen Adly Guirgis’ OUR LADY OF 121ST ST, Doug Wright, Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green’s HANDS ON A HARDBODY, and José Rivera’s MARISOL. Other productions include productions for the youth theater company, PLAY Conservatory with TARZAN (2014), SHREK: THE MUSICAL (2013) and GO GO BEACH (2012) and the Public Academy for the Performing Arts’ PIPPIN (2014), THE BIG BAD MUSICAL (2014), INTO THE WOODS, JR. (2013), THE EVER AFTER: THE MUSICAL (2013), YOUNG LOVE: a middle school musical revue (2013), GODSPELL, JR. (2013) WONDERLAND! (2012), and MUSICAL MONEY (2012). Her most recent acting work was as Yvette in NACL Theatre’s COURAGE, a foley artist in Donald Margulies’ SHIPWRECKED! at Shadowland Stages, Bobbi-Jo Krood in THE WEATHER PROJECT with NACL Theatre, Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET and PEASBLOSSOM in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, playing in repertory at Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, NM, produced by The Vortex Theater. She was seen as Savannah in MAMA WON’T FLY at the N4th Theater, Phebe/Le Beau in AS YOU LIKE IT and Peggy Grant in THE FRONT PAGE at the Vortex Theatre, as Ann Deever in ALL MY SONS at the Adobe Theatre, in the reading of THE HAIRY APE inspired adaptation DUST TO DUST by Jesus Mayorga at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Teatro Paragas and BEAUTIFUL BODIES at the Desert Rose Playhouse.has been in theater for more than 25 years starting as a young actress in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and then studying theater with an emphasis in the Performing Arts at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She then participated in the PATP program at Seattle Repertory Theatre (where she worked as an assistant to Sharon Ott, Stephen Wadsworth, and Ping Chong), followed by earning her MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Jessica also worked as a Casting Intern and then was later hired as a Literary Assistant at New York Theatre Workshop. Jessica is an Equity Candidate and has worked as a director and actress in Idaho, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Connecticut. Past positions include a jaunt as an adjunct instructor of theater and speech at Walla Walla Community College for their Main Campus in Walla Walla and their North Campus in the Washington State Penitentiary. She also worked part-time with the after-school program at Lincoln Alternative High School focusing on theater and speech.